Monday, April 2, 2012

1880s life in photographic find

The Guardian had an article this past Thursday about a great find that was tucked away in an old box- photos of Newcastle from the late 19th century.

What makes these photos noteworthy are their unusual focus on the working class.  The candid, rather than staged, nature of many of the images is also unheard of from photography of that time period.

I've posted several of the images below.  You can check out the rest of the collection that has been posted online here, and the Guardian article "Victorian Newcastle brought to life in photographic treasure trove" here.